This evening we will give you the lowdown on the state of web education, what the main problems are, what solutions we’re moving towards, and how you can help. Why are graduates not coming to the web industry with the real world skills they need to get a job? Why are a lot of young geeks turning their back on education and going it alone? How can the community help to turn this state of affairs around? This evening we will answer these questions and more.
Brighton’s rising star Anna Debenham (@anna_debenham) will start the evening off by telling a tale of what life was like growing up in the web education trenches, with examples of GCSE exam papers, course material and sob stories, examples of how herself and other young people have had successes in the freelance web world and why it has ended up like this. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, she will also present you with an exam paper made up of real exam questions, to test your knowledge of web development new and old (mainly old!)
To close, Opera’s Chris Mills (@chrisdavidmills) will present “A web sized education problem”, talking about what the real issues are, why web education has ended up like, the solutions the web industry is working on to counteract this, and how everyone can get involved and help.
Hop over to http://lwsedu.eventbrite.com to grab a ticket.